Promoting medico-legal knowledge in all its aspects

Welcome to the Website of the

Medico-Legal Society

IMPORTANT NOTICE – CORONAVIRUS – future meetings and events

Due to the closure of the Medical Society of London until at least the end of May, the meetings of the Society  listed for 9th April and 14th May will definitely NOT take place.  As to subsequent meetings and the Annual Dinner, please please visit this page for further information which will be posted as and when  we know more.

The Medico-Legal Society was founded in 1901. Its aim is to promote Medico-Legal knowledge in all its aspects. Its members are lawyers and medical professionals in roughly equal numbers, providing excellent networking opportunities.

The Society holds monthly meetings in central London between October and June each year. At each meeting, a well-qualified speaker presents a paper followed by a discussion which continues over drinks and canapés.

NEXT MEETING  was to be on Thursday 9th April – “Rumours Myths and Realities” Speaker: Christopher P Dorries – HM Coroner for South Yorkshire (West) (but see above)

You can view the full programme on our programme page. Continuing education credit for these meeting may be obtained from many organisations, providing excellent value.

Our annual dinner is held at one of London’s many professional or historic venues. By tradition, a distinguished lawyer proposes the toast to “Medicine” and a distinguished doctor proposes the toast to “the Law.” See “News” section for details of this year’s dinner and speakers.

The official organ of the Society is the Medico-Legal Journal which is sent to all full members. It publishes the majority of the papers presented to the Society as well as original articles from around the world, case  reports and correspondence.

The Society’s President serves for two years and is drawn alternately from the legal and medical professions. Click on NEWS to discover more about our current President

Journal
  Programme
News

Unless otherwise stated, all meetings will take place at 7 pm at the Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, London W1G 9EB, followed by a drinks reception. For further information, see our programme.

Annual membership is currently £100 which includes the print edition of the Journal. To join click on “Membership” above.

The Medico-Legal Society is a Registered Charity, charity number 214508.